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Sunday, 8 March 2015





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AL HAJ I.L.M. SHUAIB J.P. - The family members of Marhoom Al Haj I.L.M. Shuaib J.P., wish to thank relatives, friends, neighbours and all those who attended the Janaza on 1st March 2015 and sent messages of condolence. Special thanks to Board Members of Isha Athul Islam Home for the Orphans, Principal, staff members and the old boys union, Zahira College, Dharga Town, who assisted in numerous ways at the time of our bereavement. We regret our inability to thank everyone individually. Furat 24, Mashoor Mawatha, Dharga Town. Tel. 034-2270108. 037555 

GALAGEDERA - SAMA - Beloved wife of Ananda, mother of the late Saditha Tissera. Passed away after a brief illness on 03rd March 2015. Cremated on the same day at General Cemetery, Kanatte. No.3, Pelawatta Road, Nugegoda. 036355 

GOMEZ - CYRIL - Sincere thanks. Perhaps you sent a lovely card, or sat quietly in the chair, Perhaps you sent a funeral spray, If so, we saw it there. Perhaps you spoke the kindest words, as any friend would say. Perhaps you were not there at all, Just prayed for us that day. Whatever you did to console our hearts, we thank you so much, whatever the part. Kamala, Triherne & Trevine and their families. 034430 

GUNAWARDENA - With great appreciation we like to thank all of you who paid tribute to our late mother Mrs E. GUNAWARDENA (nee Wickramasekera) with your kind and loving expression of sympathy. Manel, Ananda, Enid, Thamara, Sunil, Nihal, Wictor, Kalyani, Manel and all grandchildren. Suduwelipotha, Nilhena, Baddegama. 034246 

MANDAWALA - G.K. (Keerthi). Old boy and retired teacher of S. Thomas College, Mount Lavinia., The family of the late Keerthi Mandawala would like to thank the Board of Governors, Warden, Chaplain, staff, old boys & students of S Thomas College, Mt. Lavinia, the Venerable Maha Sanga, all relatives, friends, neighbours, doctors & staff of Asiri Surgical Hospital, and the management & staff of Mahinda funeral directors, who helped us following the recent sad loss of a loving member of our family. We also wish to thank all those who sent messages of sympathy to the family at this difficult time. We regret our inability to thank you individually. 037548


AKBAR - Mrs. ZAREENA (nee SINHAWANSA). Dearly beloved wife of the late Mr. Yaccob Akbar, daughter of the late Mr & Mrs Razack Singhawansa, loving mother of Firouzleen, Azwan, Akiel, Fazwin, Farrah, Dilan and Yaju, mother-in-law of Tony Aher, Nazreen, Sharon, Shihaan Burah, Siraj Saboor, Zanoora and Tony Lantra, loving grandmother of Yoan, Yolani, Yomal, Shani, Shain, Shimali, Aehshaan, Shaheen, Azfer, Tariq, Shamana, Ayzil, Shefali, Yetziekah, Feraz, Yuzraan, Fahazmin and Faraz. Janaza leaves from 30, Wanigasooriya Mawatha, Piliyandala on 08.03.2015 at 7.00 a.m. for Jawatte Muslim Burial Grounds. 037925

BODHINAYAKE - DR BUDDHADASA, former Consultant Psychiatrist, NHS UK. Beloved husband of Karuna, loving father of Nuwan, Janani (UK), Anushki (Canada), brother of Mrs. Bandu Ranasinghe (ex Bank of Ceylon), brother-in-law of Nanda and Latha Ramanayake (Paris), Indra (BBC Sinhala Service), Ira (Paris) and Ramya and Tissa (Wimbledon), passed away in London on 4th March 2015. Funeral will take place on 14th March, 2015 in North London. 88, Nightingale Road, London N22. 0208 888 7778. 037007 

DR. GNANAMUTHU - NADARAJAH. Beloved son of the late Mr & Mrs Gnanamuthu of Manipay, beloved husband of Sita Luxmy, loving father of Anushya and Ranjit, father-in-law of Srinivasan and Dharshini, brother of Vamadevi, the late Velauthapillai and the late Nageswary, loving grandfather of Kaneeka, Anushka and Nadesh, passed away. Remains will lie at No. 56, Lorensz Road, Colombo 04 on Sunday 8th March from 2.00 p.m. onwards. Cortege leaves residence on Monday 9th March at 3.00 p.m. for Cremation at General Cemetery, Borella at 4.00 p.m. 037929

EDIRISINGHE - SIRISENA E.A. (Retired Executive - Bank of Ceylon, Veyangoda). Beloved husband of the late Padmini Edirisinghe, beloved father of Gayan Chathuranga (Engineering Project Division, Loadstar - Ekala), Dilani Edirisinghe (Faculty of Applied Science 2006 University of Jayawardenapura), Udara Edirisinghe, brother-in-law of Darshana Rajapaksha (Cinnamon Lakeside), Dilrukshi Pathirana (Staff - St. Mary’s - Veyangoda), expired under Tragic circumstances. Cortege leaves residence No. 436, “Sisila” Kumbaloluwa, Veyangoda at 3.30 p.m. on Monday 9th March for burial at Public Cemetery - Kumbaloluwa, Veyangoda. 033 2270519. 037926

GUNESEKERA - JEAN - Wife of the late Dr. Noel Gunesekera, mother of Shantha and the late Sherine, daughter of the late Donald and Rita Gunesekera, mother-in-law of Daya, grandmother of Anushka and Rajiv, sister of the late Christine, passed away on 26.02.2015 and according to her wishes, her remains were cremated on 27.02.2015. 034527 

GUNESEKERE - DIMITRI PLACIDUS MERVYN - Dearly beloved husband of Ophelia, father of Jon and Anuj, father-in-law of Heather, grandfather of Alexis and Lyric, son of Hycinth and Placidus Mervyn Gunesekere, brother of Suranganee and Nimali, brother-in-law of Clifford Abeyasekera, Dianne and the late Dio Wijewardene, the late Beulah Moonesinghe, Sheila and the late Amara Siriwardene, Yvonne and Chula de Silva, Maryse and Rohan Cabraal, Dil and Alison Wijemanne, passed away peacefully on 03/01/2015 in Overland Park Kansas, USA. [email protected]. 037052 

JAYATHUNGA ARACHCHILAGE SARATH JAYATHUNGA ARACHCHI. The death is announced of Jayathunga Arachchilage Sarath Jayathunga Arachchi (Clearing & Forwarding Agent proprietor of Vinodi Freight Services (Pvt) Ltd.), son of Anula Herath Menike & (late) J.A. Dingirimahattaya, loving husband of Udeni Rathsara Jayathunga, loving father of Thilini, Saduni, Gaguni Jayathunga, loving brother of Anula Fernando, Hemachandra (late), Menike Meda Ela, Ramya Hettiarachchi, passed away on 07th of March 2015. Cortege leaves residence 112 E, Vijithapura Mawatha, Walpola, Angoda for cremation at Kalapaluwawe Cemetery on Monday, 9th March at 4.00 p.m. 037924

MUNASINGHE - DILINI ANOMA - Beloved wife of late Sunil and loving mother of Chalani, expired. Remains lie at Mahinda Funeral Parlour, 591, Galle Road, Mt. Lavinia till 4 p.m. Sunday 8th and thereafter will be donated to the Medical Faculty K.D.U. 037839 

NANAYAKKARA - MARCIA LUCILLE - Born in Colombo July 24, 1926 passed away peacefully at her home in St Johns, Newfoundland, Canada on March 4, 2015. Predeceased by her son Rohan and husband Dhanapala, leaving to mourn her children, Ranil (Valda), Rajith, Tara (Barrie), daughter-in-law Marilla Caines, 6 grandchildren, Sita, Seth, Erin, Leah, Tristan and Nathan and 6 great-grandchildren, sisters Amy Amit - Canada, Monica Ambuldeniya - UK and Camilla Ambuldeniya - Nugegoda and several nieces, nephews and friends in Canada and Sri Lanka. Former teacher at Ladies’ College, Colombo. Condolences can be sent to: – Thanks. 035895 

PUNITHAM MERCY ALGARATNAM SELVADURAI - (Retired Teacher Victoria College). Daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Ponnampalan of Pandaterruppu, beloved wife of the late Alfred Selvathurai, loving mother of Angeline Asbury, Ranjan, Hespy, Eva & Selvini, mother-in-law of late Ganesh Asbury, Kamala, Dayasiri, Rev. Gnanaponrajah & Samuel Devanandan, grandmother of Paul, David, Buela, Debo, Dann, Anojan, Muriel, Joash & great-grandmother of Anjana, sister of late Sister Selvaratnam, late Sugirthamalar Sellapu, Thangamalar Kirubarajah, late Navaratnam & Ariyamalar Rajaratnam. Remains will be at the Mahinda Parlour, Mount Lavinia from 9 a.m. on Sunday the 8th & Service at 4 p.m. Further arrangements will be notified later (Jaffna). For inquiries please contact Hespy on 0776243302 or 0112716783.037882 

RATNAYAKE - SYLVIA (Retired Trained English Teacher - Anula Vidyalaya, Nugegoda). Dearly beloved wife of Andy Ratnayake (People’s Leasing), mother of Charminda (McCallum Cargo), mother-in-law of Shardha, sister of Ryle Perera and Ranjani Munasinghe, expired. Cremation on Sunday 8th March 2015 at 3.00 p.m. at the Kohuwela Cemetery. Cortege leaves residence at No. 5, Raymond Road, Nugegoda at 2.30 p.m. on Sunday. 037525 

RODRIGO - ASOKA of 5/3, Morawatta Road, Nagoda, Kandana. Previously lived at Siriwardana Road, Ragama. Wife of late (BER) Raja Rodrigo (Ministry of Health - Deputy Director), loving mother of Champa, Apsara, Athula and Sidath, mother-in-law of Samantha Gunarathna, Anton Perera, Chintha, Nirosha and grandchildren, passed away peacefully on Friday and the funeral will be held on Sunday the 8th at SS Peter and Paul’s Church Cemetery. Cortege leaves for burial at 3.00 p.m. 037885 

WICKRAMASINGHE - MERCY - Passed away peacefully on the 6th of March 2015. Dearly beloved wife of late Anton Fernando (Foxy), Ex Air Force Officer, mother of Anoma Senanayaka, Adrian Fernando, Romain Wickramathilaka, late Aubrey Fernando, Arline Senanayaka, Russall Fernando and mother-in-law of Vipula Senanayaka, Laxmi Fernando, Anil Wickramathilaka, Chanaka Senanayaka and Sugandi Senanayaka, sister of late Catherin, Edgar, late Dalcie, late Nihal. Funeral will be held at Katunayake Methodist Church at 4.00 p.m. on Monday the 9th of March. Cortege leaves for the Methodist Cemetery at 5.00 p.m. 037819


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